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Communication between the emulator and an application


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Until I receive my new FEZ Cobra, I need to continue developing my app. In order to do this, I need to use serial port in emulator. One way to do this is stablish communication between the emulator and a MF 4 Windows Form application that simulate the serial process.

I’ve read that this can be done using pipes. I tried to edit .XML emulator config file adding this:

<ComPort>Microsoft.SPOT.Emulator.Com.ComPortToNamedPipe</ComPort>

(inside Types tag)

<ComPort id="COM2"> 
      <ComPortHandle>Usart2</ComPortHandle> 
      <Filename>\\.\pipe\SamplePipe</Filename> 
    </ComPort>

(inside EmulatorComponents one)

When I launch my NETMF app in emulator it gives me an exception when I open serial port. Can anyone help me??

Thanks!!

PD: I’m using NETMF 4.1
PD2: I want to “read” from Usart2 in my embedded device.